I am always looking for new ways to reduce my use of disposable products (it’s cheaper and better for the environment!). Although I do not use cling wrap often, I recently ventured into making some beeswax food wraps as an alternative for when the need pops up.
I was happy with the result although the product is different to cling wrap (its stiffer and less clingy!). It is still very useful for wrapping various food items for lunches or the fridge and covering bowls (just avoid raw meat and very wet food items).
It is very easy and quick to make. Here is how I did it:
- Grate beeswax with a kitchen grater to make small bits (you can buy beeswax online, or even at a local hardware store)
- cut out desired size of cotton material using pinking shears
- Place the fabric on baking paper on an iron board and sprinkle beeswax over it (you will begin to get an idea of how much you need after melting the beeswax- its best to start with less then add more)
- Place another sheet of baking paper over the material and iron the beeswax so that it melts, completely covering the material
- Hang fabric on a clothesline to dry
- If you like you can add valcro, or ribbons to the fabric to act as a fastener.
Wash with cold water and a little soap when needed.